Sasikala, Edapadi Palaniswamy booked for alleged detention of party MLAs

The police lodged the case against Sasikala and Edappadi Palaniswamy on the basis of a complaint filed by MLA S S Saravanan, who has since joined the rebel O Panneerselvam camp.

By: Express Web Desk | Kancheepuram | Updated: February 16, 2017 12:17 pm
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AIADMK General Secretary V K Sasikala and its Legislature Party Leader Edappadi K Palaniswamy were on Wednesday booked by the Tamil Nadu police in connection with the alleged detention of party MLAs at Goldey Bay resort. Both the leaders were booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) pertaining to abduction and wrongful confinement.

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The police lodged the case against them on the basis of a complaint filed by Madurai (South) MLA S S Saravanan, who has since joined the rebel O Panneerselvam camp. This was a fresh trouble for Sasikala who was on Tuesday convicted by the Supreme Court in disproportionate assets case.

Last week, while extending his support to Chief Minister Panneerselvam, Saravanan claimed that he had managed to flee from the resort by changing into a t-shirt and bermuda shorts. On February 5, Sasikala was elected as the Legislature Party Leader. However, two days later, Panneerselvam had raised a banner of revolt against her, alleging he was forced to step down for her.

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The AIADMK MLAs have been put up at the luxury resort for the past one week, and many of those who swear allegiance to Sasikala have been insisting they were staying on their own volition. Sasikala herself had visited the resort thrice to hold discussions with her party legislators.

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  1. N
    Feb 15, 2017 at 5:10 pm
    B(word) Jokers Party(BJP) is the net gainer!
    1. C
      Chandra Shekar
      Feb 15, 2017 at 2:29 pm
      It is evident from the events of last week that the TN police ( like any other state police or central Agecies ) were gutless to file an FIR when Sasikala was in power. Our country will face ruin if the politicians continue to have power to dictate the police and other;br/gt;Please spare us this hogwash !
      1. U
        Unknown Indian
        Feb 18, 2017 at 7:17 am
        1. V
          Feb 15, 2017 at 11:09 am
          It is honeymoon for them they stay enjoy and later they will give tanga to corrupt sasikala ... All are dumees ..
          1. I
            Feb 15, 2017 at 1:24 pm
            What is happening in TN is a mockery of democracy. There is a concerted effort to split the AIADMK by hook or by crook and all the channels are highlighting only one side of the story. No one supports Sasikala but why is it that questions are laid at their door to answer like have they been kidnapped or kept under force.... These are independent men and do you think that 127 of them are fools to stay there without any of their families coming out with complaints. Why is that all the channels are asking the questions. What vested interest are they furthering?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;No one is asking the question How much money has been paid to the MLAs to switch from Sasikala to OPS and who is paying them. Are we to believe that the way is governor is acting, it is in tune with the consutional provisions. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;No one is looking at the larger picture. If it can happen to AIADMK, it can happen to any party and all those parties who are keeping quiet, will have to take the blame for this. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;A precedent has been created now and future parties will take this as an opportunity to use it against those who are opposed to them. Today the BJP is having a field day. Who knows if Gujarat falls to AAP, what we can expect? Only time will tell.
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